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Once you find the perfect business, where do you get the money to buy it?

Let us begin by saying that it is very difficult to buy a business with "no money down", notwithstanding, in today's market, a home buyer's ability to buy real estate on such terms. Business buyers need to have some funds to offer as a down payment in order to successfully acquire a business. That said, we work with motivated buyers in a variety of creative ways to help you tap into all available resources to finance your dream business.

Below is a list of some financing opportunities, some of a creative style, to be considered in the pursuit of your dream. Your Avistar Business Advisor can advise you on the applicability of these sources to your particular situation. You do not need to be an expert in financing - we will work with you to get the money you need.

Very Common:
Cash equivalents (checking and savings accounts; money market funds)
Stocks and bonds
Certificates of deposit
Gifts/ loans from friends and family
Second mortgages and other real estate loans
Seller financing
Credit card financing

Moderately Common:
SBA financing/ bank loans/ bank lines of credit
Retirement accounts (IRAs, 401Ks, SEPS, pensions, etc.)
Borrowing against a different existing business (lines of credit, accounts receivable factoring, inventory financing, equipment financing)
Asset sales (real estate, autos, etc.)

Customer and supplier financing
Venture capital
Small business investment companies
Private placement
Convertible debt financing

To discuss your particular financing needs

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